Last week we participated in the Yes-Syr- A Marathon Performace at Jan Arnold Gallery, Museums Quartier Vienna where Syrian artist Osama-El-Siamant and his collective produced euro bills for six hours per day, seven days a week to highlight the the economic relationships of power, dependence and exploitation. In a painfully subversive way they visualise the dilemma of labour bans the refugees must endure in receiving countries, the red tape and xenophobia that prevents them from starting a new life in spite of all they have suffered.
The bills can be purchased for nominal value with all proceeds going to humanitarian organisations providing unbureaucratic direct aid to refugees and internally displaced persons.
please see more at www.janarnoldgallery.com and http://yes-syr.tumblr.com/
Through this powerful performance, the audience can connect and integrate with he artists on a personal level. Thanks to all the wonderful humans involved, we are proud to be a part of it.
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